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$150,000 to $300,000

Resume Summary
Leader who drives business strategies while defining and building the organizational capability required to sustain success. In consulting, operating, and functional roles, I've created tangible connections between managing people, collective organizational capabilities, and business results.

Resume Body      EXECUTIVE


Dynamic general manager combining +25 years of strategic, financial, and talent management expertise across multiple industries worldwide. Published industry and strategy expert. Background includes blend of operational, consulting, and entrepreneurial roles with a solid track record in:
? Management of global businesses
? Human capital leadership
? Corporate strategy development
? Senior-level consulting and business development
? Business planning, implementation, and resource management
? Professional/ leadership development/ training

M. Beacon Enterprises, LLC, VA 2007-Present
Reincorporated and lead this strategy development and execution consultancy, first established in 2002. Work collaboratively with clients to ensure that the results solve problems in a way that makes sense for each business  thats Strategy for Real" Align strategic execution and organizational capability to ensure that:
" Business strategy is well-crafted, and broadly and consistently understood
" Competencies required for success are clearly articulated
" Capabilities include people, processes, and organization  and their interdependencies
" Approach fits the business context

FORTUNE 500 COMPANY, VA 2004-2006
Vice President, Organization Effectiveness & Change Management 2005-2006
$5B division of global leader in construction materials, serving US and Canada. Promoted to lead new team responsible for designing and executing organizational aspects of company-wide transformation and strategy, associated with implementation of ERP. COMPANY acquired by global parent; asked to stay beyond successful tender to assure seamless HR leadership for business functions. Key accountabilities include:
? Implemented and drove all organization effectiveness (OE) and change management activities associated with the transition to new systems and processes across COMPANY. Led senior management (enterprise-wide) in selecting optimal organizational structures, establishing accountabilities, and driving execution.
? Framed and communicated coordinated, holistic view of the implications of ERP implementation ? IT, organization, capabilities, communication, and business strategies as a key player in Program Office activities and deliverables.
? Developed vision and strategy, and identified critical capabilities required to achieve vision for each of COMPANY?s core business functions (IT, Finance, Purchasing, Marketing/Sales, HR/payroll administration, service centers) ? for the first time. Created comprehensive competency models, career path, development, and succession plans for each function.
? Executed project to drive operational excellence (efficiency plus effectiveness) for HR and payroll administration. Immediate improvements allowed redeployment of 5 FTEs to drive stronger project management. Implementation currently underway.
? Drove standardization of processes and systems across all LNA business units (cement, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, gypsum)
? Established first Center of Expertise focused on organization effectiveness. Created, implemented, and drove leading edge practices and tools in this field as a resource for COMPANY. Established first-ever online, interactive Collaboration Center for exchanging ideas, information, tools, lessons learned, etc. across functions, businesses, and geographies.
? Restructured department, accelerated redeployment of team, ahead of schedule and resulting in 25% cost reduction in the first year.

Director, Learning ? North America May-December 2004
Developed and implemented learning strategy across 5 business units dispersed throughout the US and Canada. Accomplishments include:
? Managed corporate training activities (~$1MM direct budget) to support company-wide training, leadership development, and change management initiatives, resulting in the achievement of specific leadership/executive development objectives.
? Coordinated week-long strategic review and learning workshop for 100+ HR professionals in North America. Introduced new approach to learning which has been subsequently expanded in North America as key tool in major cultural and strategic transformation.
? Furthered development objectives for hi-potential talent in North America, in conjunction with PARENT COMPANY initiatives
? Worked with newly-established COMPANY University to balance and review overall learning programs for North America.

M. Beacon Enterprises LLC, Guilford CT 2002-2004
Principal and Founder
Provided strategic counseling and training for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Services included fundamental strategy work plus tailored training and coaching. Highlights include:
? Developed career development/management curriculum and materials for first- and second-year students of Top-10 ranked business school. Trained key student coaches to implement program.
? Revamped existing and initiated new recruiting relationships with potential employers of recent MBA graduates. Identified and marketed job opportunities for both first- and second-year students. Interfaced closely with alumni, faculty, and staff to ensure coordinated approach to employers.
? Directed relationship management team?s effort to measure success. Met individual (and team) goals to add at least 10 new relationships and obtain greater depth in core consulting and manufacturing industries.
? Created marketing materials for presentation to potential and existing employers. Benchmarked existing recruiting materials versus peers. Drafted first-ever e-newsletter for recruiting.
? Created targeted business vision and strategy for career development office of emerging Top 25 MBA program. Strategy significantly improved results in 6 months.
? Developed recruiting process and competency-based tools for critical roles of small publishing house. Successfully sourced key role, ahead of schedule.
? Crafted and delivered training and coaching in core management skills (e.g. presentations, writing, scenario thinking, strategic planning, interviewing).
? Conducted assessments, reviewed resumes, constructed career management strategies, identified and evaluated options, and provided marketing assistance for individual job-seekers.

Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL), Houston TX 1994-2001
Director of Operations, North America Management Consulting 2001
? Coordinated business planning efforts for North America to meet business targets and implement ADL?s strategic and financial goals. Led Operating Team to ensure successful implementation ? during major corporate restructure.
? Provided overall direction for staffing process and supported resource evaluation and performance management activities related to hiring, salary, and bonus distribution.
? Oversaw activities of regional Office Managers to ensure coordination across offices, exchange of best practices, efficient cost management, and consistent service delivery ? for the first time.
? Served on team charged to orchestrate major corporate restructure/downsizing, closing four offices and reducing costs by 15%.

Staffing and Recruitment Coordinator, North America Management Consulting 2000
? Coordinated staff assignments for 200 North American consultants to ensure client, firm, and personnel development objectives were met. Set best practices for staffing processes worldwide.
? Managed professional development initiatives as part of 3-person regional council and as faculty member for in-house program, resulting in more responsive, appropriate, and higher quality programs, particularly for senior consulting staff.
? Directed recruiting effort upon departure of Campus Recruiting Manager mid-stream. Aligned recruiting efforts and business needs. Established terms and negotiated offers resulting in most successful recruiting season in 4 years.

Senior Manager, Global Strategy and Organization Practice 1998-1999
Managed 5-20 person, multinational teams in complex strategy development assignments, involving global/multinational operations and direct interaction with senior client executives. Developed business with existing and new clients. Principal accomplishments included:
? Directed client-consultant team for global specialty chemicals division of Fortune 50 company in creating new strategy to achieve ambitious medium and long-term growth targets.
? Led global review for US-based utility, resulting in new strategic direction for international ventures.
? Developed strategy for consumer packaging business of US$3B international, integrated paper company that sought to ? and did ? dramatically improve stock performance.
? Key member of practice sales/business development team: instrumental in selling multiple assignments that exceeded US$1 million in revenue; provided leadership and support to other business development efforts.
? Developed and codified approach (strategic, portfolio, and organizational) enabling client companies to better manage global businesses.
? Certified Think Toolsâ facilitator.
? Columnist and member of Editorial Advisory Board, Natural Gas magazine, addressing international or cross-border issues in the natural gas industry.

Manager, Global Energy and Strategy Practices 1995-1997
Team leader for assignments involving 5-10 person, multinational teams. Coached, evaluated, and developed junior staff. Achievements included:
? Directed ADL?s participation in consortium of legal and banking experts to prepare largest (US$1.5B) Brazilian gas distribution company for privatization; sale resulted in 125% premium for the State.
? Conducted organizational redesign for natural gas and NGL production division of major Latin American national petroleum company; combined with parallel process improvement effort, yielded substantially-improved performance (cost savings of US$.5B) and adoption of new, best-in-class methods.
? Developed and conducted 2-week intensive training program (?bootcamp?) for multibillion dollar client who sought to dramatically improve bottom line of LNG business.
? Co-author, lead article in June 1997 LNG special report of Oil and Gas Journal. Chapter author for annual Natural Gas Yearbook, 1996, 1997.

Consultant, Global Energy Practice 1994-1995
Team member focusing on strategy, industry, and organization issues. Highlights include:
? Facilitated review of leading petroleum company?s technology strategy for several key businesses, including LNG, exploration, polyolefins, and lubricants and created focused, strategic technology programs.
? Managed multi-client study evaluating new opportunities for marketing natural gas from Colombia and Venezuela to Mexico and United States; study is still used by companies and governments reconsidering economic viability of US$3B pipeline among these countries.

Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), Dallas and Plano TX 1990-1994
Senior Performance Analyst, Gas Marketing Group 1992-1994
Promoted from analyst in international upstream division and transferred to domestic natural gas marketing company. Highlights include:
? Assessed financial and operational results of marketing activities.
? Analyzed impact of contract portfolio structure, alternative pricing scenarios, role of innovative risk management tools, and management of swing supply on overall marketing performance.
? Created financial documentation to support due diligence review of major shift in strategic direction.

Planning Analyst, International Division 1990-1992
Coordinated consolidation of entire division long-range strategic plan. Worked closely with senior management to establish 10-year goals and strategies.
? Developed (on-site, in-country) plans for European operations.
? Initiated company participation in industry advisory council for North American Free Trade Agreement.
? Recognized via Employee Exceptional Contribution Award for leadership in revamping company-wide MBA recruiting, improving results by 50%.

Prior to 1990, served as Research Analyst and Portfolio Administrator/System Manager for Management Asset Corporation. Evaluated public utility stocks and established investment values as part of seven-person Investment Committee responsible for portfolio management decisions.

MBA ? International Business/Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
AB cum laude ? Economics, Mount Holyoke College

? Youngest of 100 professional women selected nationally for 1993 Leadership
America program ? at conclusion, selected to join its National Advisory Board.
? Member Human Resources Planning Society.
? Frequent speaker at professional conferences.
? Active in community and alumnae projects.
? Hold dual US and Irish citizenship and passports.
? Conversant in Spanish, some French.

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